March 3, 2011

Redshirt Review: Ryan Murphy

Finding and signing versatile athletes seems to be the name of the game for Oregon State coaches on the recruiting trail. Over the past two years the Beavers have really focused on finding great overall athletes and determining their position once they arrive in Corvallis. One such athlete is defensive back/running back Ryan Murphy from Oakland (Calif.) Oakland Tech who signed with OSU last February.

The 6-foot-3, 212 pound safety actually received interest from several recruiters for his play on the offensive side of the ball. During his senior year he rushed for nearly 2,000 yards and 18 touchdowns, while adding two on special teams and two receiving.


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